A SCHOLARSHIP in memory of acclaimed chef Andrew Fairlie was unveiled in Glasgow today.
Fairlie, who passed away on January 22, spearheaded the initiative in partnership with hospitality industry charity HIT Scotland to inspire the next generation of talent.
Described as a career-changing opportunity for aspiring young chefs, the Fairlie Scholarship will recognise two individuals studying and/or working in Scotland, offering them once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, including stints in an international kitchen and at Restaurant Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles.
HIT Scotland chief executive David Cochrane, who worked with Fairlie to create the scholarship, said: “In a world where honesty, integrity and sheer hard work to achieve success are not always apparent, Andrew Fairlie summed up these qualities in abundance and influenced many chefs locally, nationally and internationally. We are hugely appreciative to Andrew Fairlie for paving the way for aspiring chefs to work in inclusive and diverse kitchens and believe the Fairlie Scholarship will provide a huge opportunity for future talent in our industry in Scotland.”